A first GR® in America: GR® A1!


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This is in Forillon National Park, 2 October 2015 the French Federation of Hiking (FFRandonnée) inaugurated the first route of “Grande Randonnée” (GR ®) in North America, GR®A1, for the approval of 650 km of the International Appalachian trail - Québec (IAT-QC). This certification aims to guarantee the quality and sustainability of routes which it is granted, in accordance with criteria normage recognized and proven.


Press release and News release about the GR® A1


PRESS Release

NEWS Release

What is a GR® ?


A GR® (Grande Randonnée), is a route supported by a network of trail(s) which allows you to browse over several days:

  • One or more  region(s): In France, we can cite the GR®20 in Corsica or the GR®3 Mont Gerbier de Jonc (Ardèche) in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique).
  • A Massive: the GR®10 in the Pyrenees or GR®54 around the Ecrins massif. 
  • Whole country: GR®5 Netherlands to the Mediterranean or the GR®65 left Geneva (Switzerland) and ends in St. Jacques de Compostela (Spain). 

They can follow on foot, guided by the uniform markup consists of a white line and a red line superimposed. 

The GR® carry a number and a name, they are approved by the French Federation of Hiking.

Video of the GR A1 Inauguration Day

Thanks to the TDLG for the video!